Compendium of International Methods of Wine and Must Analysis

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Characterization of wines resulting from overpressing

OIV-MA-D1-02 Characterization of wines resulting from overpressing


In view of the results of the discussions concerning the tests on DESCRIPTIVE CHARACTERISTICS OF WINES RESULTING FROM OVERPRESSING, the experts have confirmed that, for the group of tests done, the behavior of wines is very different depending on the variety. This renders immpossib1e all interpretation concerning wines coming from several varieties.

Moreover, the effects of the different methods of pressing and of vinification techniques, such as prefermentation maceration, must be taken into account.

Studies must be pursued to show wines resulting from overpressing and a definition of overpressing sought after.